Impact Components is a perfect example of the how an office environment can benefit from lamp removal while still achieving equal or greater illumination levels. The 20,000 square foot office space had an array of different interior and exterior lights, the most prevalent being hundreds of four foot linear fluorescent fixtures. Each fixture had four F32T8 bulbs with two ballasts, for a total of 150 watts per fixture. Even with four bulbs per fixture, the lighting seemed dim and demotivating. Bright Ideas was able to retrofit all of the current fixtures by removing the ballasts and replacing the four 32 watt T8s with three 20 watt LED Tubes. Consumption dropped by 60%, but visibility was boosted by 30%.
The company’s employees were able to see much better, they felt happier to be under a more natural lighting environment, and productivity increased as a result. Monetarily, Impact Components will not need to replace another light bulb for close to 20 years based upon their operating hours of 8a-6p five days per week. Each fixture will also save them $900 alone over the life of their lighting solution solely on reducing the electricity consumption.
Employees are happier because they feel more comfortable, management is happy because they are saving money every month on their utility bill, and the maintenance staff is happy they will not need to replace another light bulb for the next 20 years. Impact Components is definitely a Savvy Saver and we are thrilled to have them as one of our truly valued clients.